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Have you heard of Cheese Slaw? It’s not really slaw, it’s a delectable dip made with swiss cheese, green onions, jalapenos, and pepperoncinis.
Origin of this wonderful Concoction
I discovered this recipe in the Oh My Stars! Junior League of Roanoke Valley cookbook and have made it many times.
The real name of this dip is “Lib Wilhelm’s Cheese Slaw.” Lib Wilhelm was a well-known and much-loved caterer in Roanoke for over 40 years.
This recipe is quite famous and is associated with Roanoke, VA. In fact, it is frequently found in a search with these words, “cheese slaw recipe Roanoke VA”.
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Suggestions for Serving
According to Wilhelm, this dip should be served in a hollowed out cabbage.
I have not served cheese slaw in a hollowed-out cabbage but think that it’s a great idea. I usually serve it in a bowl with a basket of crackers beside it.
It is suggested to serve cheeseslaw with corn chip scoops but I’ve always served it with Triscuits.
This Cheese slaw recipe is delicious served with any cracker and it’s also great on baked potatoes.
What Gives it a Kick?
The kick of heat is thanks to finely chopped jalapeno peppers.
I can imagine that fresh jalapenos would be fabulous but I’ve always used Mt. Olive brand that I find on the pickle aisle at the grocery store.
Where I’ve Served this
I’ve served this at Supper Club, tennis socials, school functions, and lake parties where it is always a hit.
- 1 pound Swiss cheese, coarsely shredded (I use my food processor.)
- 1 bunch green onions with tops, chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped mild banana peppers
- 1/2 cup finely chopped jalapeno peppers (I use Mr. Olive brand found on the pickle isle.)
- Mayonnaise (I use Miracle Whip.)
- 1 head cabbage
Combine the cheese, green onions, banana peppers, and jalapeno peppers in a bowl. Add enough mayo to bind and mix well.
Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours to allow the flavors to blend.
Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Add additional mayo if needed at serving time.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 61Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 29mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g
If this cheese slaw recipe sounds like a dip that you or a friend would enjoy, I hope you will pin it to a favorite board on Pinterest.
My friends are always happy when they find our that I’m making this cheeseslaw recipe for a party!